CVE-2016-9566

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-12-07
CWE:
CWE-59
Bugzilla:
1402869: CVE-2016-9566 nagios: Privilege escalation issue
A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Nagios handled log files. An attacker able to control the Nagios logging configuration (the 'nagios' user/group) could use this flaw to elevate their privileges to root.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9566 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 7 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0211 2017-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0213 2017-01-31
Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 on RHEL-7 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0258 2017-02-07
Red Hat Gluster Storage Nagios 3.1 on RHEL-6 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0259 2017-02-07
Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 on RHEL-6 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0259 2017-02-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0212 2017-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0214 2017-01-31
Red Hat Gluster Storage Nagios 3.1 on RHEL-7 (nagios) RHSA-2017:0258 2017-02-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 nagios Not affected
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) nagios Not affected
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 nagios Not affected
Red Hat Mobile Application Platform On-Premise 4 nagios Affected

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